Man is created in utter wickedness and lowliness, as it is written, “When a wild ass’s foal is born a man.” And all the vessels in one’s body, meaning the senses and the qualities, and especially the thought serve him only wickedness and nothingness all day. (The Book of Zohar, “VaYera” ).
This is how we are created from birth, and today this is revealed in all of humanity.
We have students in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, South and North America, Europe, Russia, China, Japan, and other countries. This shows that the world has already come to a state where people are really capable of perceiving a spiritual uplift. Their earthly egoism has reached the level from which one can push off and rise upward.
Those Kelim (vessels) that had the biggest deficiencies become the most important. It means that the measure of revelation in them is the biggest.
This is natural. If a person has great egoism, he will reveal more. However, we need to understand what it means. For example, a person aspiring to become a billionaire usually is not predisposed to the wisdom of Kabbalah.
It attracts a person who has an expert point inside, with the help of which he can immediately say whether it is worth for him to do this in his life or not. He detects this not in his mind, but in the inner sensations, in the feelings.
A person comes to Kabbalah because he understands that he needs to search for something very internal; he is concerned about the meaning of life and not about money, fame, or honor. This already requires a completely different answer.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17